Just north of Porto Montenegro, this casual pub-style venue is a good choice if you want to relax over beer and pizza. With reasonable prices and a young, mostly local crowd, the patio seats are in high demands in summer but outside of those months there is usually plenty of space to relax outside and enjoy the sea view.
For those looking for a light, healthy meal in Montenegro, it’s not always easy. This cute little cafe, tucked into a narrow laneway in the Old Town, offers just that. Fresh juices, smoothies and an alcoholic drinks menu compliment the no-guilt sandwiches and salads nicely.
CasperOld Town, 85310 Budva
An intimate little bar in the middle of Budva, Casper is both charming and, wait for it, decidedly hip. Anything but pretentious though, the founder and creative guru behind the entire operation is a man with his finger well and truly on the pulse of the European music scene; he regularly brings in visiting DJs to play the best in classic soul, funk, disco and house music. Drinks are cheap and entry is free. What's not to like?
This chic wine bar set on an outdoor terrace overlooking the superyachts of Porto Montenegro’s Jetty 1 adds a welcome dose of glamour, especially in high season. The ever-rotating selection of wines by the glass ensures each visit is unique, whilst guests can learn about the wines via regularly organised tastings and rigorously trained staff. For a truly authentic experience, pair a glass or two with a hand-picked selection of local ham, olive and cheese. Operator of Crush Wine Station, Berba, offers tax-free champagne, wine and spirits, please contact email@example.com for more information. OPENING HOURS: Monday-Sunday 09.00-00.00
El MundoOld Town, 85310 Budva
+382 (0)69 222 282
Opened in 2005, El Mundo now hosts some of the best summer parties in its huge open air space in Budva. Open from May through October and located on the main square in the Old Town, it’s known for its cocktails, latino music and Cuban dancers. Don't expect a VIP experience here, it's every man for himself and the crowds can be intense in high season but it's Budva. Don't say we didn't warn you! Open every night in summer from: 20:00 to 02:00.
Complete with lush, overhanging tropical plants and hammocks, this is Montenegro’s answer to a tikki-style bar. One of the only places around that offers a fish-bowl sized cocktail for sharing, and sure clue as to this bar's target audience.
Whether warming by the fireside in winter or enjoying the glow of a summer sunset on the terrace, the Library Bar is the ideal place to unwind. Reminiscent of a traditional gentlemen’s club, this is a classic bar that takes its drinks selection seriously, from fine champagnes, to cognacs and whiskies. These are complemented by a selection of cigars, classic cocktails, regional wines and non-alcoholic beverages. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: 18.30 - 23.00
MajesticPine, 85 320 Tivat
+382 (0)67 554 304
There are several cafes along the main promenade but this one often has a lively night scene with dj’s and free-pouring bartenders. A great place to people-watch and take in the view.
An organic, fresh and handcrafted ice cream parlour located on the waterfront promenade that offers a range of both classic and more experimental flavours. Also, known for its affogato of vanilla ice cream covered in piping hot espresso. Most gelato in Montenegro is heavy on cream and low on flavour, Moritz Eis reverses that trend completely. Look for their outpost in central Belgrade too. OPENING HOURS: Monday-Sunday: 10.00-00.00 Closed for the winter.
With an extensive seating area just outside the walls of Budva’s old town, this café is well known for its milky Montenegrin-style coffee and even creamier cakes. It attracts a mixed crowd during the day and a younger set after dark who come in search of caffeine and dessert.
Old WineryOld Town, 85330 Kotor
+382 (0)68 517 417
Hidden away inside old town Kotor the Old Winery is a chilled-out venue for good conversation and fine wines. It draws a good mix of local and expat crowds, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings. Just a notch up in terms of sophistication compared to the rest of the watering holes in town, this is a firm favourite that's worth searching out.
ScorpionSt. Luka Square, Old Town, 85 330 Kotor
Tiny inside but with spacious outdoor seating, Scorpion is best known for its coffee, friendly staff, decent music and a huge selection of movies on DVD for sale, if you’re interested.
Crew-bar come all-day hangout, this spacious corner unit with its shabby chic furniture is, like its Aussie owners, hard not to like. Welcoming and informal, yet with just the right amount of late night friskiness, The Clubhouse is the place to go to watch a big sports game, catch a live band or throw some shapes to a DJ set on the weekend. OPENING HOURS: Sunday - Thursday: 09.00 - 01.00 & Friday - Saturday: 09.00 - 02.00
The large terrace of this hotel overlooks the main square and serves up coffees, snacks and pastries, along with pretty views and people watching. Nothing seems to move too quickly here so it's a good place for a lazy drink and good conversation, or simply a morning newspaper for company.